At the annual meeting of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Catholic Conference, November 1971, the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Facilities were approved as the national code, subject to the approval of the bishop for use in the diocese.
Catholic Physicians' Guild
"Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Facilities,"
The Linacre Quarterly:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://epublications.marquette.edu/lnq/vol39/iss1/5